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Feb 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
local content vehicle, visit content. ..a?xx i first came to washington, d.c. in 2000 as a congressional correspondent for the associated press. after spending several years in colombia south carolina and albany new york. now, i am originally from mississippi, the son of two public school teachers come in and being from mississippi, the one thing my parents made sure that i knew was my history. it was almost a state requirement in mississippi to know where you came from. so, when i left mississippi to go to south carolina, i had this desire to history and i studied the history of south carolina. i didn't the same thing when i went to upstate new york. i got involved in learning the african-american history of upstate new york which, by the way, is very vibrant. a lot of the underground railroads ended in upstate new york city have a very vibrant african-american community and history up there. but when i left albany new york to come to washington, d.c., and i knew i was hitting the mother lode. washington, d.c. on a new had to have a strong african-american history com
Feb 17, 2013 6:00am EST
is there's something in washington, d.c. for everybody. so while you may have the conventioners at the convention, this is a city where you can bring your family and they can go on tours and museums and there's a lot of free stuff here where you would not have in new york or atlantic city or chicago or philadelphia, and so this is going to be a big boom, and it's a good thing that they finally got this thing going and rolling. >> for a lot of corporations, we are talking about the seat of the government, which is there is leverage there. >> is it going to be competition for national harbor? >> well, now -- >> the argument is everybody should be -- they can absorb all of it. there's enough people that want to come to washington that will for one reason or another will go to the harbor or the hotel, and the hotel has a unique position, and there's only one washington, d.c. >> you do raise an interesting question, because there has always been a fear that national harbor will drain the district of columbia of much commerce. >> what will happen, you have certain sized conventions, a
Feb 11, 2013 9:00pm CST
violence and parents are currently in washington d.c. for the state of the union address the family is ecstatic that charges have been filed. we are all excited about it it will not bring closure but i'm happy to know that my son also... >> the suspects are due in bond court tomorrow morning, ward is currently on probation for a previous weapons conviction, mccarthy says that this is yet another example of why illinois lawmakers need to strengthen laws for gun possession imposing mandatory minimum sentences for gun charges along with her parents, other victims of gun violence are a guess at tomorrow night's state of the union in washington including the mother who tells her story in just a few minutes. another huge story tonight pope benedict the 16th says he is stepping down at the end of the month for health reasons. the bombshell that hit the vatican. catholics around the world are reacting to the resignation of their spiritual leader. i think this is a very noble and selfless act that the pope is doing. " benedictus 16th is nearly 86 he says his mind and body are no longer up t
Feb 3, 2013 11:00am EST
's christian, he's southern baptist and he's a pastor here in washington, d.c., correct? >> true. >> do you have thoughts on anything we've been talking about here? notably the impact on current affluence on spirituality? >> yeah, think in an important sense what you're saying is true. i think in the deepest sense it's not so true. it is true in the sense that since the 1940s there's really been a huge economic expansion that allowed a separate youth culture to develop financially in the way you couldn't have had in the '20s or the teens earlier. when you have a separate commercial fed by interests there are going to be lots of new things, not just in the 50s but, but the 70s, places to hang out, books, new literature, places to go out, derveltly, an effect on news. buddhism isn't old, they're new to america. they're new to us and i think there certainly has been an openness to the new in the last 50 years. but in the most important sense i say, well, no, 9ou're going to find very religious people who are very wealthy and you're going to find very religious people who are very poor. it seem
Comedy Central
Feb 4, 2013 11:00pm PST
to the daily show. my name is jon stewart. former chancellor of washington d.c. public school system michelle rhee is going to be joining us here. stay in school. don't drop out and get high and come to a taping of the show. and ask the host, what's is your script, man? what's on there? ( cheers and applause ) is it the letter g? we have fun here. listen. let's begin tonight with last night. a sporting event know encapsulates the entire tee of what it means to be an american. an event know begins with an emotional salute to the victims of gun violence quickly gives way with a promotional salute to the glorifying of said gun violence. >> bang-bang time. jon: yes, it is. bang-bang time. didn't realize it had taken such a dark turn. we cheered as men committed brutal violence one another and then complained bitterly at the sight of two people kissing. and a multimillion dollar sound and light show was immediately followed by yet another sign that our basic infrastructure is on the verge of collapse. couldn't find a football movie where the lights went out. last night was a big bowl of super. any
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Feb 5, 2013 1:00am PST
'll be right back. welcome back. my guest tonight, she is a former chancellor of the washington d.c. public school. her new book is called radical, fighting to put students first. please welcome to the program michelle rhee. welcome to the show. how are you? >> good. jon: radical. putting students first. it's so interesting. you inspire such... people either love you or they're real mad at you. you're somewhat of a controversial figure. does that... do you feel that? do you understand it? why would you say that? >> you know, when i first went to d.c. and became the chancellor there, it was the lowest performing school district in the country. i started making a lot of changes that i felt were obvious ones. close low-performing schools. cut the central office bureaucracy. remove ineffective educators. i was a little shocked when people started saying she's a lightning rod and a radical. because i thought what i was doing was just sort of bringing, you know, order and reason to the system. so, you know, at the end of the day i feel like it's bringing common sense to a dysfunctional system mak
Feb 25, 2013 1:40am EST
-- capital but not in turtle bay in washington, d.c. she spent much of her time during the first term in washington, and i think there's a sort of weird sense that bolton hated the institution but engaged with it. a granular level in which the attitude from the obama administration has been we love the institution. we have got our own sort of thing going on. i think it's a very open question at this point. which of the two ambassadors by implications, which of the two administrations is actually sized up and sorted of priced the u.n. more accurately. the one that engages with it in order to sort of really make sure that it doesn't do anything the u.s. doesn't like or one which apparently on the surface has more love for it. at the same time it's disengaged. it's not fair for ambassador rice. her engagement is where it should be. she's living day and night in the accident occurty council that's where she should be. i think that those probably warfare criticism during the first two to three years of the first barack obama term. >> host: when has the u.s. sought u.n. legitimacy? >> guest
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Feb 27, 2013 10:00pm PST
for the taxpayer to stay at home from washington d.c. >> i made the request they have them the noncriminal detainees with monitoring-- >> before the sequester has gone into effect. he's released thousands of jailed, imprisoned criminals. >> it's absurd to think that the government cannot get by with a little more than a 2% reduction in spending when every working american had to figure out how to make due with 2% less in their paychecks since last month. >> i've never in my life known a president who will escape four years until this guy came along. >> greta: and allen west says president obama needs your help with the sequester. he tweets, call, e-mail, flood the white house with suggestions, cutting 2.4% since they're obviously too incompetent to figure it out. congressman west joins us. good evening, sir. >> good evening, greta. >> greta: do you think it will have any impact and people he e-mailing and calling the white house and do you think they'll listen. >> i think they will listen, he we don't have any leadership coming out of washington d.c. >> greta, i don't know if you have it s
Feb 5, 2013 7:00am PST
in the battle over marijuana. what's happening in washington, d.c. and here at home. >> reporter: more than $800 out of your pocket in one year all because of traffic. we'll tell you how the bay area ranked when it came to the country's most congested cities. "mornings on 2" starts now. >>> good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it's tuesday, february 5th. >>> we begin with developing news from the east bay. we've just gotten word that police have made an arrest in a -- in a hit-and-run accident that injured a mother and her two children that happened last night on crestview in pittsburg. alex savidge is live from the crash scene with the photo we just received from the suspect. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning. yes, police tracked down the man they say was driving the car that hit this woman and two kids. they were hit right here in this crosswalk last night. police found that car a short distance april way-- away. i want to he show you the mugshot. this is 24-year-old noe delgado. he was arrested shortly after this accident that happened a
Feb 15, 2013 5:30am EST
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Feb 23, 2013 10:00am EST
they listened to the majestic words of martin luther king jr. echoing from that mighty mall in washington, d.c., who knew that a scant five years later he would lose his life in memphis, that on that day this soon-to-be martyr at the sunlit summit of hope and expectation would conjure the norms, ideals and beliefs which are the foundation of american democracy. he was reminding america of what it should be. he gave america a blueprint of what it could be. and he called into vision the sweet and powerful romance that the american people have always had with the ideals that nurture us but which we have not always perfectly obtained. and so leonard freed offers photographic testimony to these people's dignity, to their quest for decency. they were dressed in their sunday go-to-meeting best, in 1963. in a mission that frowned upon their -- in a nation that frowned upon their lack of humanity, that quarreled with them as to the legitimacy of their claims to be fully human, these noble souls marched to washington, d.c. to tell the nation that despite the repudiation of their fundamental dignity, tha
Feb 12, 2013 5:00am PST
campbell reports in our washington d.c. newsroom and there are more threats out of north korea, kyla? >> reporter: they warn they will move forward with second and third measures of quote, greater intensity. now the united nations council has scheduled an emergency meeting in less than an hour. the foreign ministry claims they did not violate any laws and today's test was a self- defense measure. immediately united nations condemned the move and only the major ally, china opposed it. today's test can be attached to a missile and targeted at the u.s. >> this was conducted as a realistic test to protect the sovereignty against the u.s.... >> reporter: this comes as president barack obama is preparing for his state of union address tonight and the timing of this test is no coincidence. i did reach out to see if the president will respond to this latest test and she has not gotten back to me. i will give you another update when i see you next. kyla campbell washington d.c. ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> senator chuck hagel's fellow republicans on the committee have challenged his past
Feb 20, 2013 4:00am PST
in federal court here in washington, d.c., this morning, his wife a few hours later this afternoon. his conviction will cap quite a fall from grace for this former congressman and son of civil rights leader the reverend jesse jackson. former congressman jesse jackson jr. and his wife sandy jackson will both appear before a federal judge at this u.s. district courthouse in washington, d.c., today. jackson has agreed to plead guilty to spending $750,000 of campaign donations on personal items, including a gold rolex watch. >> he resigned from the congress. he's doing everything he can to try to make the government happy. he's willing to pay restitution. so he's basically saying hey, listen i've stepped up to the plate, i'm doing everything i can, give me a break. >> it'll will be up to the federal judge to decide whether he gets any kind of break. he faces up to five years in jail. >> they'll recommend jail, they'll recommend a five-year term, but the judge can ignore that recommendation. >> jesse jackson jr. agreed to resign from congress as part of his plea a
Feb 2, 2013 7:00pm EST
of the country -- the economy that is least likely to be regulated by what happens in washington, d.c.. it is clear to me the evidence is that with less government intervention, the likelihood of innovation and economic success only increases. that is a concept that i think needs to garner greater support across the country. i got interested in to this issue of entrepreneurship as a frustrated member of the senate. only a short time into my time in washington as a senator, it became clear we were accomplishing so little. one of the motivating factors for my interest in seeking office and continuing in public service was a belief that the fiscal condition of our country is very challenging, the circumstances in which our kids have less of an opportunity to pursue the american dream they would otherwise have. i saw no success on doing anything in regard to revenue or reductions in spending. there is a litany of things that would show that was not taking place from the president's budget to the raising of the debt ceiling and creating the select committee, no evidence we were able to ach
Feb 1, 2013 12:00pm EST
in this afternoon to talk about this fantastic and massive auto show that we have right here in washington, d.c. >> thank you very much. it's great to be here. >> you know, the old auto show, when you went to the old convention center, it was smaller. there's still lots of amazing cars on display, but it is nothing like what you guys have cooked up. it's massive. >> it's massiv i go around it auto shows all across the world. washington, d.c. has one of the largest auto shows in the world. 750,000 square feet of space. we have over 700 vehicles if 43 different manufacturers -- from 43 different manufacturers. it's personal joy. when i went to georgetown university in the late '80s, i worked the auto show 26 years ago. it was a smaller show. the new convention center is fabulous. when viewers go to this show, they'll see the best manufacturers have to offer. >> when i covered the auto show last year walking the floors, one of the things i was struck by are how interactive the displays are. how you can get in the cars and ride around. what should people expect this year for the adults and the kids
Feb 14, 2013 5:00am PST
invernal desde ohio ha es ahÍ kentucky, el grueso de la tormenta invernal llegarÁ a ustedes en washington d.c., luego se convierte en ne ve tanto en washington d.c. el oeste de virginia, el sur de nueva york, connecticut y boston hablamos de solamente una pulgada de nieve pero lo suficiente para provocar pues tremendo dolor de cabeza en las carreteras, mientras tanto tenemos fuertes precipitaciones en el sureste del paÍs, y una masa de aire bien frÍa de norte se se desplaza todo el sureste durante las prÓximas 24 horas, provocando heladas hasta el norte de la florida. en miami con mucha inestabilidad, fuertes lluvias, vamos a tener mucha nubosidad, pero al menos la nieve llega para ustedes en todo el medio a pl atlÁntico hoy miÉrcoles. nuevamente para el fin de semana experimentamos otra tormenta bastante fuerte, los expertos no se saben sÍ se dirige ha jay noreste o hacÍa el a stltlÁntica mÁxima 27 grados, los angeles 47 en la costa oeste disfrutamos de condiciones tranquilas a diferencia del norte del paÍs con 12 grados, se acercan los copos de nieve en chicago, el paso con 30, es
Feb 5, 2013 3:00pm PST
think it's refreshing in washington, d.c. to hear people simply tell the truth. >> jennifer: i'm so happy to hear you say that. i--i question their authenticity and rationallal rational, east it might createat least it mightcreate policies. there was actually a group of pro immigration activists who i think disrupted today's hearing just before congressman dearly issa spoke. listen to this. [ protesting ] >> the committee will have order. >> jennifer: it's a little bit hard for us to hear. what exactly were they looking for? >> sure, it's a group of youth undocumented youth who say they're unafraid, and they're coming out and letting everybody know that it's time to give them a pathway to legalization. theythere is also involved expanding immigration issue to make sure that our brothers and sisters in the lgbt community are also commuted when we transform our system. i believe our marriage and marriage of same-sex couples should be given the same treatment. there should be no differentiation. that love and tenderness they have for one another and wanting to have a family, we should
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Feb 10, 2013 1:30am EST
not. you hand it it to washington d.c. inefficient, ineffective and every program they've ever run is bankrupt and it's the worst possible thing to do and amazing to watch they said they'd only raise taxes on the so-called privileged few, but everybody got a payroll tax hike and unfortunately, we're hearing from reid, pelosi and unemployment still at 7.9% and we have yet to feel the effects of things to come. >> dagen, i've got to tell you, one way they think you can fix the economy, taxes, taxes, taxes, it's nuts. >> we got that cbo report this past week, 7 trillion dollar in additional deficit and factor in what that 600 billion dollars in tax hikes that the democrats did already push through and how does that balance things? but the point about baltimore is interesting because that's where this nation could possibly be headed. you continue to raise taxes and you don't cut spending and you wind up on the brink of bankruptcy, exactly where that city is. >> you know, ben, you say we're all eventually going to have to pay higher taxes, but as the only item in your play book how to f
Feb 12, 2013 5:00pm PST
for the staift of the from washington, d.c. and tonight, we begin with breaking news. a shootout in the mountains of california, as police appear to close in on the former cop accused of a murderous rampage. >>> making his case. what the president will say tonight about jobs and gun violence in america. >> we'll find out tonight. >>> what's next? we show you where pope benedict will live after he resigns. and will one of these men make history as the new pope? >>> good evening from washington, d.c. we are here to cover the president's state of the union address tonight. but we begin with the breaking news at this hour, out of california. police closing in on the former cop accused of the murder rampage. christopher dorner exchanging fire with s.w.a.t. teams. officers wounded, images streaming in of police officers, guns drawn, searching cars. and abc's cecilia vega is there to tell us what is happening right now. cecilia? >> reporter: diane, good evening. the situation is still ongoing. and this is what we know. two officers have been shot and one fatally --
Feb 12, 2013 5:00pm PST
washington, d.c. out toward the northwest snow showers for the northern rockies up to eight centimeter is likely into your wednesday morning. highs not too bad in many locations. minus 3 degrees in winnipeg. that's about 5. actually much warmer than seasonal. meanwhile, 4 degrees in new york city. and 8 degrees in washington, d.c. you may be -- you could be seeing some snow showers from your wednesday night. all right. in europe rotating clouds are still affecting the central parts of europe. underneath it there's a lot going on. severe thunderstorms to the south and snow to the north. and because of heavy rain and thunderstorms and strong winds, flooding is occurring in some places including venice. let's take a look at some video from this area. heavier rains and snow continue to batter northern italy on monday. icy waters flooded st. mark's square in venice. the nonstop rainfall caused sea levels to rise about 1.4 meters above normal. ice chunks floated along the top of waterways. tourists donned rubber boots to have a look at the exceptional weather. it's a very serious situation o
Feb 19, 2013 5:00pm PST
is in washington, d.c. now for a very special assignment. he's the only reporter who will interview president obama tomorrow. dan joins us live with a look at what the president is dealing with today, dan? >> good evening, from washington a very busy day. if republicans and democrats cannot come up with an agreement in just 10 days, $85 billion in cuts will kick n the president invited state and local workers to join him he warned that these are real people whose jobs will be affected by the cuts. congress and white house originally created#dá9÷ arbitray deadline and cuts last year, remembering to-to-force democrats and republicans to work together to trim the deficit. however, they cannot make that happen so this deadline was extended until march, mr. obama talked about the risk our nation would face if they cannot agree on a short term solution. >> congress allows this to take place. it will jeopardize military readiness and job creating investments in education and energy. emergency responders like those here today, their ability to help communities respond to and recover from disasters will b
Feb 7, 2013 12:00pm EST
was brought from an alabama prison back to washington, d.c. to attend the closed door hearing. he was convicted in 2010 and sentenced to 60 years in prison. we've learned that the hearings stem from some sort of problem with a witness who helped send ingmar guandique to prison. the judge in the case is refusing to release details of the hearings citing safety concerns. >>> right now an annapolis woman is behind bars and charged with killing her 2-year- old daughter. 25-year-old chelsea booth has been arrested. authorities say that she killed the child earlier this week and disposed of the body. someone tipped off investigators after they noticed that the child was missing for several days. authorities also charged the woman with first degree child abuse. >>> so far police have not filed charges against the driver involved in a deadly hit- and-run accident overnight. 40-year-old uberry brown was struck adle killed. police say -- struck and killed. police say the victim was walking in the middle of crane highway. the driver stopped at a nearby gas station. medics rushed brown to the
Feb 11, 2013 6:00pm EST
. ♪ [ music ] >> february 11, 1964, beetle mania hits washington, d.c. for the very first time. two days after playing on the ed sullivan show in new york city, the fab four played the washington coliseum, jam packed with teens. the poor sound system and screaming fans made it difficult for many to hear, but the audience loved it and on that night, the beetled ripped through classics like, i saw her standing there, i love you. >> you can feel the hysteria. >> still to come, why washington, d.c. is the place to be for women looking for a big paycheck. >> plus, a group of college students put the heat on their school to combat climate change. >> and from mississippi to new england. we'll take a look at wicked weather working its way through parts of the u.s. >>> the announcement no one on earth saw coming. benedict xvi becomes the first pope in six centuries to resign. we'll have the story tonight on >>> if you're a woman looking for a paycheck with zeros, you're living in the right place. according today data put together by forbes, the highest median income in the nation. that's a sh
Feb 13, 2013 7:30am EST
around virginia, west virginia and then moving over towards washington, d.c., and even into new york. remember last week we had that very severe blizzard that blew through here. as this continues to push off that very well could add a few more centimeters on top especially up in new england. washington, d.c. you haven't seen any significant snow at all to speak of yet this year so that's something new four. further off here towards the west, looking at this area pushing through. that's an alberta clipper. north dakota across minnesota and wisconsin seeing five centimeters of snowfall here into the next 24 hours. few areas could be seeing 15 centimeters especially once you start getting enhanced by the lake-effect. winnipeg high of minus 4. chicago up to 4 degrees. further towards the west and south, things quiet. los angeles 21. eastern asia, high pressure is dominating much of korea, even into japan. particularly this big blue h. what that means a big dome that's suppressing any weather from really developing but there's going change in the horizon. into southern china we have a sta
Feb 3, 2013 12:00pm EST
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Feb 14, 2013 10:00pm PST
of time in washington, d.c. and it's really important we adequate some money for our our ports. i'm concerned about the port of san francisco >> thank you for that. absolutely. we have had some success primarily to leader pelosi especially for the illinois street bridge. in the capital plan report there's an entire section where we've identified opportunity and as you know it's been stalled but we can certainly always use for hope advocating for that and to that end we are advocating very hard. to your point also not being able to get on with the maritime. oftentimes it's the peapron. whether it's a public works project we are building those and we know there's demand. to that end i want to deliver the point that pier 17 was rebuilt and now the south side of 15 so those will be coming online >> obviously we're trying to figure out the next step. it sound we've got some new issues and i would ask that it's going to be sort of your new forecast. do you think when you come back next time are you going to have the rate of the issues of financing are we going to find ourselves with d
Feb 25, 2013 5:00pm PST
bring more revenue into washington, d.c. which would be a prerequisite for any deal with the president and senate democrats, so no deal. meanwhile, our nation's governors, including republicans bobby jindal of louisiana and utah's gary herbert aren't pleased there hasn't been any progress in averting sequester. >> the reality is this has going from crisis to crisis. >> if i don't get as a results in my state i'm criticized. we're not getting results in washington, d.c. because of lack of leadership and there is blame to go around for everybody. >> john: yeah but there is one group who seems to be happy with washington's gridlock, tea party republican tim huelskamp of kansas who told "washington post," i quote this will be the first significant tea party victory in that we got what we set out to do in cranking washington. no, this is the third tea party victory. for more on the stalemate on capitol hill, i'm thrilled to be joined by congressman peter welch, democrat of vermont thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> john: i can only imagine what the mod is in washington, d.c. is ther
Feb 17, 2013 10:00pm EST
of martin luther king, jr. from that mall in washington d.c. who knew five years later he would lose his life in memphis that on that day this soon to be murder lifting hope and expectation would conjure the norms in believes that are the foundation of american democracy was reminding america of what it should be an gave a blueprint and called into vision this week to a powerful romanced the american people have always had with the eight deals that nurture us but we don't always obtain. so he offers photographic testimony to their dignity. they were dressed in there sunday best from 1963 in the nation frowned upon there that the committee as to the legitimacy of their claims claims, these noble souls marched to washington d.c. to tell the nation despite repudiation of dignity they were dignified and blessed with moral purpose to never be exhausted by the faithful resistance of clark the sheriff in alabama those in georgia or across the nation or the south who did not understand what they possessed mightier than many , deeper than the rivers tapping into the eternal spirit in the name of
Feb 24, 2013 8:15pm EST
] from new york city the former chancellor of the washington, d.c. public school system recounts her career and present your thoughts on education reform. this event is about 45 minutes. >>> thank you during much for joining us.laus i know you've had a couple of busy days, jon stewart thise mog morning and we're delighted to have our friend here from c-spah covering this event that manyg t people across the united states can really benefit from a lot ob what michelle has to say. say. just to kickstart this evening, how did you come up with a up fascinating and interesting book "r book, "radical," and where did r this come from? the >> i think the genesis of the ne name is an interesting one ing that when i first got to d.c., rst it was the lowest performing and mostpe dysfunctional school district in the nation and that was a pretty widely known truth. so i started doing things that i thought for obvious to me by started closing work reform and schools and moving out in the affected employees, cutting the central office board of bureaucracy in half and as i was taking the measures pe
Feb 20, 2013 3:00pm PST
. joining me now is juana summers, she comes to us from washington, d.c. welcome back inside "the war room." >> thanks for having me back. >> michael: so how damaging actually will these cuts be to the president's second term agenda. >> it's important to note when you talk about sequestration it touches every part of the american economy, big prior advertise that the president just outlined in his state of union address. >> michael: so when i hear you say that and when i think about what the effect might be on the president, i wonder if this is a set up. is this mitch mcconnell saying i'm going to set this economy up to fail. i want to hurt the president and see him not succeed and see democrats not move forward. is some of that in play here? >> i think it's fair to say that the republican leadership have certainly dug their heels in now, if you listen to john boehner saying i agree with secretary panetta that sequestration would be damaging. but they are saying this is the president's invention. >> michael: it's good public relations, but the president comes in with s
Feb 20, 2013 4:00am EST
in washington, d.c., this morning, his wife a few hours later this afternoon. his conviction will cap quite a fall from grace for this former congressman and son of civil rights leader the reverend jesse jackson. former congressman jesse jackson jr. and his wife sandy jackson will both appear before a federal judge at this u.s. district courthouse in washington, d.c., today. jackson has agreed to plead guilty to spending $750,000 of campaign donations on personal items including a gold rolex watch. >> he resigned from the congress. he's doing everything he can to try to make the government happy. he's willing to pay restitution. he's saying, hey, listen, i've stepped up to the plate, i've done everything i can, give me a break. >> it will be up to federal judge to decide whether he get necessary kind of a break. he faces up to five years in jail. >> they'll recommend jail, they'll recommend a five-year term, but the judge can ignore that recommendation. >> yes, siree jackson jr. agreed to resign from congress as part of his blplea agreement. in his resignation letter he tried to protect his
Feb 22, 2013 5:00pm EST
to washington, d.c. this morning. it was tcanceled. >> he has a three-hour wait here. his flight was delayed because this plane is stock in the snow in ohio. >> that is how this goes. we depend on the airports and airlines to get us places, and most times it works. >> over the past 24 hours, more than two thousand flights have been delayed or canceled across the country. the airport hardest hit is in chicago, of but there are also problems in atlanta, new york, dallas and here. >> there were some frightening moments earlier today at reagan. a gauge malfunctions sent rescue crews on alert but the flight did land without incident. >> we are now one week from the mandatory cuts brought on by sequestration. for many, the impact is already being felt at work and in their bottom lines. jeff joins us from arlington with that story. >> in this part of crystal city is a strip of mostly independently owned bars restaurants and shops, all of which depend on government workers for business. right now those workers are nervous and frustrated, and they are not alone. in parts of virginia close to the capi
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washington post" that said "the biggest threat now to the recovery may be washington, d.c." >> that's been true all along. what we've actually been seeing is -- let me put it this way, we've seen falling government, spending particularly, spending, purchases are good, services and government -- an unprecedented decline in that that's the biggest threat to the recovery. >> and caused slippage in the fourth quarter. >> partly statistical illusion but partly defense spending which for some reason had a big negative blip. i've been doing a study of this. if spending had grown in this business cycle the way it did in the last one under bush or under reagan, we would probably have an unemployment rate that was not much above 6% right now so it's this washington craziness and, of course, the threat of the sequester that is the biggest threat. this recovery is actually -- it should be much, much faster. we still have more than 3 million people who have been out of work for more than a year. that's terrible. but we are, in fact, gaining momentum. housing is recovering, the labor market is slowly re
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monday as we look at the cityscape of washington d.c. and the washington monument in the background. all is why it. here in the weather center with jacqui. id the numbers to saving? -- are the numbers d.c.? >>-- decieving? >> a lovely cooler than average. kind of a calm day. a typical winter day. 22 in bethesda. 23 in leesburg. 25 and gainesville. we do have a windchill factor. you can see it, it feels like 24 in d.c. but look at ellis. down to 12 -- dulles, down to 12. we will see some sunshine this morning, but in increasing cloudiness throughout the day. high temperatures only in the middle to upper 30's at best. snow showers are on the way by the latter half of our commute. we could start to see some flurries. that really is between 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. another dusting. it just does not want to go away. we will season changes coming line in your seven-day forecast. now it is time for traffic. >> good morning. early in the traffic center on monday morning. not too much to tell you about areas checking the area and finding very little. good morning to our nation's capital. here is
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, are not paying attention to is that 20% of the spending in the washington, d.c. metro area is associated with the defense and their contractors so that they're biting the hand that feeds in their neighborhood. it will be interesting to see whether or not the politicians really see the impact on the local economies. so far, of course, washington, d.c. and maryland and virginia have tended to have much lower unemployment rates, typically virginia and maryland, and that's going to change. dagen: in a hot housing market compared to the rest of the nation in many ways. >> right, right. dagen: jeremy, when do we begin cutting then? it's never going to be easy peasy. there's going to be an impact. why not now? are we already feeling the impact of the ballooning deficits on the economy in terms of a drag? >> we don't think risk markets sell off right away when we go into sequestering; however, you have to consider the fact that sequesterathion is not great policy. what's a worse policy is raising taxes. as katherine said, there's states, maryland, virginia, they are receiving 20% of their state
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